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Arabela, New Mexico
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Lincoln
Elevation
5,479 ft (1,670 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
88351
Area code(s) 575
GNIS feature ID 903252

Arabela is an unincorporated community located in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States. Arabela is located in a rural part of eastern Lincoln County, 23.2 miles (37.3 km) east of Capitan.

A post office was established in 1901 and named Arabela by Andy Richardson, who became smitten with a local Apache woman, Arabela Barela. Barela, who with her sisters Damiana Barela and Carolina “Caro” Romero, owned and operated several cathouses in the area. The post office closed in 1928.

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